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Title

Mantle

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Embargo Period

12-12-2017

Degree Program

Art

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

2018

Month Degree Awarded

February

Abstract

Through a large-scale installation called mantle, I explore how the queer body becomes uncanny to the home through a human sized dollhouse and using scenic design ideas. Home for many is a safe place, but for queers, it can be a difficult one, wrought with not belonging in a childhood of heteronormativity. Being stuck in that heteronormative space is what I communicate through a stage set, composed of four theater flats, printed and collaged wallpaper, free-standing photos mounted on MDF, a giant necklace in a separate room, and impromptu pieces made in the space.

First Advisor

Benjamin Jones

Second Advisor

Kimberlee Perez

Third Advisor

Robin Mandel

Fourth Advisor

Jenny Vogel

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